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February 5, 2008

'Heroes of Freedom' Available Today

Debuting today, February 5, is a new DVD series about people who helped change America, Heroes of Freedom: The Stories of Harriet Tubman & Rosa Parks. This DVD, geared for children ages 8-12 and running only 18 minutes, is great for the classroom or for home viewing.

Through this remarkable DVD young children can travel back in time to 1830 and see what life was really like for an enslaved person like Harriet Tubman and how she became the famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad helping over 300 slaves find freedom. Your child will then embark on a journey to 1955. The scene is Montgomery, Alabama and a courageous Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus making her a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movements.

This DVD ($14.95) has seven chapters, which the viewer can choose from on the menu. It is a great way to get kids interested and involved in history, Black History Month and to talk to them about the issues that still exist today. It is a well-done story of two remarkable women who lived for fair treatment and freedom. The colorful maps, photographs, historical reenactments and dramatizations will keep your child interested and wanting to know more.

For more information or to purchase this DVD visit here and here.